HC Deb 28 March 1893 vol 10 cc1310-1
MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, to obviate the expense caused by the removal of troops for target practice to distant stations owing to the long range of the Lee-Metford, he will consider the advisability of constructing ranges of sufficient length at the various Infantry quarters?


The War Department is fully alive to the desirableness of having rifle ranges at all the military centres, but the great range of the Lee-Metford rifle renders it very difficult to find safe positions for the ranges; and often when sites are found the price of land is so high that the cost of transport now incurred is the less evil of the two.